St. Mary’s Catholic Church / Potsdam, NY
A high-spirited place for technology to meet preservation
In 2010, stained glass was carefully removed from the pine windows, originally constructed in 1887. Marvin Windows and Doors’ Signature Products and Services group was contracted to replicate, in Honduran Mahogany, the 15 Gothic Revival windows, including a 15’ by 23’ rose window. After more than a century of weathering, shifting and settling, measurements for each new window needed to be exact to accommodate fixed stone and glass dimensions.
Jerry MacNeil Architects Ltd employed tacheometric survey software in combination with rectified photography to capture measurements digitally. BIM and CAD/CAM technology, cyber models, and cutter designs downloaded directly to Marvin’s CNC equipment allowed window fabrication to be a paperless process.